Pace is typically an indicator of your fear vs. faith level
- There is a pace that culture has set for you, whether you’re aware of it or not.
- Grind – Run – Get up and eat.
- Fear tends to drive our pace.
- “If I don’t make a certain salary, I won’t be significant.”
- “If I weigh more than X I wont fit in.”
- “If my kids don’t make that special team or get in to that group…”
- “If I don’t get the grade on the test.”
- That fear is driving us to run at a pace that is not sustainable and for most people is outside of God’s will.
There is a pace God has for you
- There is a pace that God has for you.
- It can only be found when you are following the presence of God in your life.
- Jesus didn’t run anywhere.
- Whether you are a believer in God’s ability to do miracles or not, you have to respect the job that Jesus has done. He took 12 guys and started a movement that spans the globe. I don’t care who you are, that’s impressive! He didn’t rush into anything, and yet he accomplished it in three years.
- The word run comes up over 3600 times in the New Testament. Most passages that talk about running refer to running in fear or away from sin and evil.
Three days later the Israelite officers went through the camp, 3 giving these instructions to the people: “When you see the Levitical priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, move out from your positions and follow them.Joshua 3:2-3 NLT
15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it. 16 You said, ‘No, we will get our help from Egypt. They will give us swift horses for riding into battle.’ But the only swiftness you are going to see is the swiftness of your enemies chasing you! 17 One of them will chase a thousand of you. Five of them will make all of you flee. You will be left like a lonely flagpole on a hill or a tattered banner on a distant mountaintop.”Isaiah 30:15-19 NLT